Foreword Reviews

Celtic Knot

A Clara Swift Tale

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Multicultural (Adult Fiction)

“Shortell constructs her gripping historical novel on the bones of an actual incident: the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a staunch supporter of Canadian nationhood . . . the story is told with brio by 15-year-old Clara Swift . . . Shortell vividly conveys the atmosphere that surrounded the murder and examines the profound impact that McGee’s death had on the development of the fledgling nation. This is a lively and fascinating story, well told.“ —Publishers Weekly BookLife